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Momma_K 02-24-2011 07:55 PM

Can you believe the price of gas lately!! OH MY LORD!! It was bad enough fighting to stay between $2.89 - $2.98 for the longest. I get up this morning and on the way to the vet, I seen the sign $3.30!! WHAT GIVES!!?? It's getting scarey!!

What is the price in YOUR area?? :hunf:

Jim's Gem 02-24-2011 07:56 PM

About $3.50

Missysgottohelp 02-24-2011 07:56 PM

we went to 3.36 today. I've heard rumors of $5 gas by summer.

frugalfabrics 02-24-2011 07:56 PM

$3.39 Michigan

sunkistmi 02-24-2011 07:57 PM

Just paid $3.38 near Detroit. It seems like the minute they start to 'talk' about the prices going up, they do.

sewgull 02-24-2011 08:01 PM

We the public are being gouged on gas prices. I thought gouging was illegal.
Wonder who is getting the profits on the prices?

Vanuatu Jill 02-24-2011 08:01 PM

Here is So Calif it is $3.80, and I have seen in as high (for premium) $3.95!!! And they predict it will even go highter!

sewjean 02-24-2011 08:04 PM

3.09 to 3.19 Lebanon, tn

cathyvv 02-24-2011 08:08 PM

My husband and friends thought I was nuts to buy a Honda Civic in 2005...now they think I was clairvoyant!

Do you think our government will ever get the message that this insane dependence on foreign oil is INSANE and must end?

sewingsuz 02-24-2011 08:09 PM

I paid $3.30 today. My little car used to take $20.00 to $25.00 and today I filled up amd it was $37.80. Make all the trips count. I can't shop because I live far from shopping and shipping cost are just as bad.

Lv2sew2011 02-24-2011 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by cathyvv
My husband and friends thought I was nuts to buy a Honda Civic in 2005...now they think I was clairvoyant!

Do you think our government will ever get the message that this insane dependence on foreign oil is INSANE and must end?

Nope, they are hard headed! And have the money we don't so why should they care!

QUILTNMO 02-24-2011 08:10 PM

OURS IS FROM 303 TO 3.28 DEOENDS ON WHAT STATION YOU GO TOO

SueJ 02-24-2011 08:11 PM

Jumped to $3.23 today in PA

gixxerangel 02-24-2011 08:14 PM

Last I saw was $3.08 and that was this morning....I'm dreading to see the price in the morning because I need gas...

CarrieAnne 02-24-2011 08:17 PM

3.29 in WI!

sueisallaboutquilts 02-24-2011 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by cathyvv
My husband and friends thought I was nuts to buy a Honda Civic in 2005...now they think I was clairvoyant!

Do you think our government will ever get the message that this insane dependence on foreign oil is INSANE and must end?

Truer words have never been spoken!!

dpparris 02-24-2011 08:22 PM

I work a split shift, went to work at 4:45 AM and it was $3.13 came home @ 8:15 AM and it was $3.32.

SherriB 02-24-2011 08:23 PM

It went from $2.99 to $3.25 overnight here in Northeast Tn.

CloverPatch 02-24-2011 08:24 PM

Clarksville, TN Corner gas is $3.10 higher elsewhere

tellabella 02-24-2011 08:27 PM

I will make you all feel much better...up here in Toronto...it has gone up to $1.17- $1.23 for 1 litre...there are 3.89 litres in a gallon, so that equates to around $4.75...ouch...

earthwalker 02-24-2011 08:27 PM

Today's average price per litre in Perth, Western Australia is $1.39 - 1 gallon is approximately 3.78 litres so that makes our prices around $5.25 per gallon. We are pretty much even in dollar values at the moment, so I reckon we are suffering right along with you.

Prism99 02-24-2011 08:31 PM

My understanding is that gasoline has been $5 to $7 a gallon in Europe for many years.

NancyG 02-24-2011 08:35 PM

$3.59 here in No. Calif. CRAZY!!!

jacee kay 02-24-2011 08:56 PM

wE gave 3.09 today. Up.10 in a week.

Patty Patches 02-24-2011 08:58 PM

3.34 IN SOMERSERT KY

Lynn Luker 02-24-2011 09:02 PM

$3.36 today in Las Vegas.

quilt queen 2 02-24-2011 09:28 PM

Ours is $1.29 a liter and it takes 4.4 liters to make a gallon!

Crossstitcher 02-24-2011 09:33 PM

Ours was $3.09 in VA. and $3.15 in WV. We live on the border of VA so we got our gas in VA.

Momma_K 02-24-2011 09:33 PM

And I thought I had it bad here in small town South!! I guess it's true ...It could always be worse! Some of you do have it worse...

BluegrassGurl 02-24-2011 09:37 PM

$3.55 for me!!! My vehicle will only run on PREMIUM gas!!! Stupid Lincoln.

Rose L 02-24-2011 09:38 PM

I drive a diesel pickup because I have a fifth wheel RV which I can no longer even afford to take out of the yard. My dream , I saved for all my working life. I filled up in central Nebraska this morning at $3.74! When I used to take my RV out my pickup got 9-10 mpg. That's an expensive vacation folks!! Remember when camping used to be the poor man's (woman's) vacation

I have some pretty strong opinions about this subject but since it is off topic for this forum, I'll keep it bottled up inside until I explode. LOL!

KarenSimon 02-24-2011 09:41 PM

$3.09 to $3.19 in Tucson AZ

Momma_K 02-24-2011 09:42 PM


Originally Posted by Rose L
I drive a diesel pickup because I have a fifth wheel RV which I can no longer even afford to take out of the yard. My dream , I saved for all my working life. I filled up in central Nebraska this morning at $3.74! When I used to take my RV out my pickup got 9-10 mpg. That's an expensive vacation folks!! Remember when camping used to be the poor man's (woman's) vacation

I have some pretty strong opinions about this subject but since it is off topic for this forum, I'll keep it bottled up inside until I explode. LOL!

I can only imagine what your opinions are!! I know the feeling!! :thumbup:

tjradj 02-24-2011 09:46 PM

Until things settle down in the Middle East (yeah, right) you're going to see the high prices.
Here in SW Ontario, it shot up from $1.09 to $1.20 per litre overnight. *multiply by 4 to get per gallon, approx.

Ileen 02-24-2011 10:15 PM

$3.69 I am Going To stop Driving for a while.

Anne P 02-24-2011 10:51 PM


Originally Posted by cathyvv
My husband and friends thought I was nuts to buy a Honda Civic in 2005...now they think I was clairvoyant!

Do you think our government will ever get the message that this insane dependence on foreign oil is INSANE and must end?

It's truly ridiculous because I've heard we get only about 10% of our gas from overseas. I also heard it's going up because the powers that be are afraid that there will be a shortage from the Middle East and that China and other countries will demand so much that it will be hard to get. I think it's all so political and artificial.
And, of course, it effects EVERYTHING :thumbdown: Now, not only is there a shortage of cotton (hence higher prices there), but tranpsporting it is more expensive so we pay for that,
too :-( Of course, this applies to everything we buy because it's all transported from somewhere. It's getting grim.

C.Cal Quilt Girl 02-24-2011 11:11 PM

3.89 and that was at the normally reasonibly priced place...get ready here it goes again, diesel even higher, maybe time to re tap our own till things stabilize. JMO

SewsonSaturday 02-24-2011 11:13 PM

bakersfield ita 3.99 at most cheverons on the sw side if town but most other gas stations down town it was about 3.49 to 3.79

Rose L 02-24-2011 11:33 PM


Originally Posted by Ileen
$3.69 I am Going To stop Driving for a while.

I live in a tiny town with a grocery store and a gas station. I have to drive 30 miles to get to the next closeset town and over 3 hours to even get to a Walmart. Rural America was in sad shape before but the fuel prices are strangling us out here. I only leave town once a month to get my RX's refilled. My DH is a farmer, I don't even want to think about running the tractors this coming year.

justflyingin 02-24-2011 11:44 PM


Originally Posted by Prism99
My understanding is that gasoline has been $5 to $7 a gallon in Europe for many years.

It's true. We drive fuel efficient vehicles, for the most part and make trips count. It takes over $100 to fill up my tank.


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